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Today in World War II History—Jan. 24, 1943

Allied leaders at the Casablanca Conference, January 1943. Seated: President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill; standing, left to right: General Arnold, Admiral King, General Marshall, Admiral Pound, Air Chief Marshal Portal, General Brooke, Field Marshal Dill, and Admiral Mountbatten (public domain via Wikipedia)

Allied leaders at the Casablanca Conference, January 1943. Seated: President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill; standing, left to right: General Arnold, Admiral King, General Marshall, Admiral Pound, Air Chief Marshal Portal, General Brooke, Field Marshal Dill, and Admiral Mountbatten (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 24, 1943: In the Casablanca Declaration, the Allies demand the unconditional surrender of the Axis.

At the Casablanca Conference, Allies commit to the invasion of Sicily.